What will recent events mean for the married couple?
When Ste tells him about a voicemail left on his phone from a concerned Leah about Lucas drinking, James suspects that Lucas has been up to no good. And Lucas ends up telling his dad how James got Brent beat up in prison.
After Tony gives him some advice on how to get Ste to forgive him, James books a holiday to Benidorm and Ste tells him he’s prepared to work through it but he must change his ways.
When Lucas and Leah return home, Ste is taken aback to discover that the holiday was only for him and James and not the whole family and suggests his husband finds somewhere else to stay for the night.
Heartbroken, James slumps around at the Lomaxs. Agreeing only to help Leela, Ste sits down to talk to James but when he blurts out he married Ste and not his children, James is left back at square one when Ste storms off.
Later, when James tries to return home he discovers the locks have been changed. Sulking, James lashes out at Peri. Feeling attacked from all sides, Peri snaps at Prince when he asks about Romeo.
When Ste returns home to find James has snuck his way back in and sends his children out of the house so he can talk to James alone.
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